Dinas Powys resident killed following a collision in Redditch

A fatal road traffic collision involving four cars and a lorry that took place just before 9pm on Sunday 9th July on the M42 near Redditch, resulting in three of the cars setting fire.

Sadly the driver of a Volkswagen Golf who died at the scene has been named as 70-year old Ann Goddard, from Dinas Powys.

Ann Goddard, from Dinas Powys.


The family of Mrs Goddard described her as “a wonderful and much-loved mother of three, grandma of seven, wife, sister-in-law and cherished friend to so many. She lived for her family and was a true matriarch. She was travelling home from school speech day celebrations of one of her grandsons at the time of the collision.”


M42 crash
Police closed off part of the M42 after the fatal crash.


Her three children said, “We are left utterly devastated by the loss of our beautiful Mum so suddenly and tragically. We lost our Dad 10 years ago and whilst left bereft by his passing, Mum got stuck back into life with huge celebrations this year for her 70th birthday including an afternoon tea party, a trip to the Maldives and a family holiday in Powys only last month. As well as loving her family she lived for ‘the girls’ a group of women that were more like sisters she spent every Tuesday evening with since she was 16, being outdoors in the sun in her garden, the church, her swimming club, the WI and more”.

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4 thoughts on “Dinas Powys resident killed following a collision in Redditch

  1. Oh my god!! So sad lovely lady no one can grasp what happens in life these days soooo sorry for the family, she will always be with you, love ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Awww bless her r.i.p lovely lady such a sad loss you must live each day as your last never know what’s around the corner

  3. In shock lovely lady always said ello see her down the school goner be miss by who new her so very soz for her family sending u all big hugs thinking of u all rip may u fly high with the angles sleep tight xxx

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